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India's Role in Democracy Promotion

As the world's largest democracy holds its parliamentary elections, the head of the UN Democracy Fund and an Indian foreign policy expert discuss the frictions between India's national interests and democratic values.

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Backgrounder

India's Electoral Politics

Author: Jayshree Bajoria

As the world's largest democracy goes to the polls, this Backgrounder looks at the laws, major players, and issues, including economic reform, caste, and religion, that have shaped India's politics.

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Must Read

The Atlantic: India's New Face

Author: Robert D. Kaplan

Meet Narendra Modi, chief minister of Gujarat and the brightest star in the Hindu-chauvinist Bharatiya Janata Party. Under Modi, Gujarat has become an economic dynamo. But he also presided over India's worst communal riots in decades, a 2002 slaughter that left almost 2,000 Muslims dead. One day, he could be governing the world's largest democracy.

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